Exam ID HP2-Z12
Exam type Web-Based online exam used in certifications
Exam duration 1 hour 15 minutes
Exam length 60 questions
Passing score 75%
Delivery languages English, Japanese
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No reference material is allowed at the testing site. This exam may contain beta test items for experimental purposes.

Exam description

This exam tests your knowledge and skills on how to service and work with HPE Networking products.

Ideal candidate for this exam

Successful candidates demonstrate knowledge of networking terminology, like OSI model, managed and unmanaged networking devices, and the differences in functionality between hub, switches, and routers. Candidates also demonstrate knowledge of basic networking technologies such as how to assign an IP address to a switch.
The exam is for field repair engineers who go onsite to perform hardware troubleshooting on HPE Networking products.

Exam contents

This exam has 60 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses)
  • Multiple choice (single response)
  • Drag-and-drop

Advice to help you take this exam

HPE highly recommends the associated training.
HPE exams test whether you have the knowledge and skills required of IT professionals. Many exam questions present a scenario that outlines a particular environment or problem. Some questions include exhibits.
If a question asks for more than one answer, select all correct options. There is no partial credit.
If a question takes too much time, mark the item for review and return to it at the end of the exam.
Read the entire question and consider all options before you answer. If the question includes an exhibit, study the exhibit and read the question again. Select the answer that fully responds to the question. If the question asks for more than one answer, select all correct answers. There is no partial credit.

Objectives

This exam validates that you can:
5%

Switch Overview

  • List features of the three HPE switch series and the type of network to which each is targeted
  • Describe the different ways to classify switches, based on the switch's form factor, manageability, or Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) functionality
  • Describe the differences among unmanaged, Web-managed, and managed switches

17%

HPE A Series Switch

  • Classify the A Series switches, based on the switch's form factor, manageability and OSI functionality
  • Recognize which A Series switches support modules and transceivers and install these devices
  • Manage configuration and software on A Series switches
  • Perform troubleshooting tasks in the A Series switches' CLI

18%

HPE E Series Switch

  • Describe the basic characteristics of each HPE E Series switch
  • Describe redundant and external power supply options for E Series switches
  • List the management interfaces available on each HPE E Series switch and describe the advantages of using each interface
  • Navigate through and perform fundamental switch management tasks within the CLI, menu interface, or Web browser interface on HPE E Series switches

13%

HPE V Series Switch

  • Classify the HPE V Series switches according to their ports, functionality, and management options
  • Identify LEDs on HPE V Series switches
  • Access and navigate a smart-managed switch's CLI or Web browser interface
  • Classify the HPE V Series switches according to their ports, functionality, and management options

2%

Wireless Overview

  • List basic features of the 802.11a/b/g/n Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) specifications for wireless LAN technology
  • Describe the different wireless environments for which each HPE wireless series is designed, and the ways in which the wireless devices could be deployed

12%

HPE A Series Wireless

  • Describe the basic functionality of A Series APs, access controllers, and access controller modules
  • Identify HPE A Series wireless device LEDs and use them to troubleshoot problems
  • Convert a fat AP to a fit AP

14%

HPE E Series Wireless

  • Describe the basic design of HPE E Series APs, the HPE E Series MSM317 Access Device, HPE E Series Mobility and Access Controllers, and the HPE E Series MSM415 RF Security Sensor
  • Identify E Series wireless device LEDs and use them to troubleshoot problems
  • Explain how to establish a management session with each device and begin using the appropriate interface

4%

HPE V Series Wireless

  • Describe the basic features of the HPE V Series wireless devices
  • Use the LEDs on HPE V Series wireless devices to determine the status of a particular device and to identify any problems
  • Explain the basic configuration steps for the HPE V Series wireless devices.

4%

HPE Router Overview

  • Describe the characteristics of T1, E1, T3, and E3 WAN connections and identify the equipment required at a customer’s premises
  • Describe the characteristics of Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL), ADSL2, and Single-Pair High-Speed Digital Subscriber Line (SHDSL) WAN connections and identify the equipment required at a customer’s premises
  • Describe the characteristics of Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) WAN connections and identify the equipment required at a customer’s premises

11%

HPE A Series Routers

  • For each router series, describe the following: Types and numbers of fixed Ethernet ports Types of
    LAN, WAN, and voice connections supported
  • Interpret LEDs to discover the status of an HPE A Series router and to diagnose problems
  • Access an A Series router’s CLI out-of-band and inband, locally and remotely--even when the router has no IP address

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